Brebbia Pipa Mara Bianca 1622 Reverse Calabash Limewood Pipe (MARAB1622)
- Overall Length: 155mm
- Overall Height: 59mm
- Bowl Height: 59mm
- Bowl Diameter: 45mm
- Bore: 18mm
- Weight: 63g
- Filter: 9mm with a 3mm adapter
- Painted Lemonwood
- Meerschaum Lined Bowl
- Gift Boxed
- Cloth pipe bag included
Brebbia was initially the result of a partnership between Brebbia founder Enea Buzzi and Achille Savinelli of Savinelli pipes, the pair began manufacturing pipes in 1947 in Italy and now produce nearly 35 thousand air cured briar pipes annually. Brebbia continue an almost 70 year tradition of pipe making, following the same 50 step process, They use the same antique machine lathes for the early stages of pipe production while finishing every piece by hand.
The designs are modern takes on Italian classics, and are often smooth, sandblasted in a tumbler or wire wheel rusticated. Some of the stems are hand cut from cumberland rod, but the majority are preform vulcanite or acrylic bits, and all tenons are a Brebbia designed inserted tenon which often fit a sleeved mortise.
Pipa Mara Bianca
The Mara Bianca 1622 is a unique Reverse Calabash from Brebbia.
Featuring a rather unique design, the Brebbia Reverse Calabash is the same idea as a traditional calabash, There is a larger second chamber that allows the smoke to cool before entering your mouth. The “reverse” part comes in because the smoke cools inside the shank rather than beneath the bowl. The entire shank has been drilled out to 20mm wide and 40mm deep so is a fairly hefty chamber for such a small pipe. It’s made from lime wood with a Meerschaum bowl lining. Lime wood is a soft, porous wood that is easy to shape and the meerschaum lining protects the chamber from getting burned. The amber-colored acrylic stem is a perfect accent to the brilliant white pipe. You’re not likely to see another pipe like it anytime soon.
The marbled mouthpiece in this picture is a one off and is unlikely to be the exact mouthpiece you will receive. There is variation from pipe to pipe with substantial differences in colours, patterns and marbling.